Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

It may be Nelson, Without the Fernando

It may be Nelson, Without the Fernando

Aston Villa have reportedly re-ignited their interest in Benfica right-back Nelson, as contract his agent suggests all is not well in Portugal.

The 24 year-old defender has been linked with Villa in the past, however it was believed that the player was much more favourable for a continuation of his playing career with Benfica, rather than a move abroad.

Nelson’s international rival for the right-back slot, Jose Boswinga has already seemingly signed for Chelsea in a £15million deal, and is promptly showing in the Euro 2008 tournament already, just what Roman & manager-less co. are forking out the cash for the player.

Meanwhile, going back to the Nelson saga, somewhat shorter than the Gareth Barry “will he won’t he” story, his agent has been quoted as saying:

“My player is not satisfied with the current arrangements. There are further talks planned but there has been interest from other clubs including clubs in England should Benfica agree to let him go.”

An interesting choice, although may well be paper-talk. Whilst I thought I should report on it, my personal opinion is that we should still at some point expect Richie Stearman to be inbound as our first choice full back on the right side for Villa. He’s no Mellberg, but at least he’d be playing in position!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Murph
Date:Tuesday June 10 2008
Time: 3:01PM

Comments

0
Nelson's agent is just throwing names at the press to get his guy a better deal. Definately one for the rumour bin.
Mister Mick
10/06/2008 15:13:00
0
Nelson's agent is just throwing names at the press to get his guy a better deal. Definately one for the rumour bin.
Mister Mick
10/06/2008 15:13:00
0
Fernando nelson! :D
industrial_musical
10/06/2008 15:32:00
0
Fernando nelson! :D
industrial_musical
10/06/2008 15:32:00
0
There's only one Mellberg... Mellberg
shortshadyuk
10/06/2008 15:45:00
0
There's only one Mellberg... Mellberg
shortshadyuk
10/06/2008 15:45:00
0
Missing Olly already :(
industrial_musical
10/06/2008 16:26:00
0
Missing Olly already :(
industrial_musical
10/06/2008 16:26:00
0
Get him - and Chimbonda - and Stearman as he is equally good at CB and will provide cover. It is also insurance if Chimbonda gets itchy feet again and wants to move - we still have two other young very good right-backs!
deano.avfc
10/06/2008 17:41:00
0
Get him - and Chimbonda - and Stearman as he is equally good at CB and will provide cover. It is also insurance if Chimbonda gets itchy feet again and wants to move - we still have two other young very good right-backs!
deano.avfc
10/06/2008 17:41:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa's International Injury Update

Another tired and boring international break in the world of football, so here's an update from Bodymoor Heath on our walking wounded.

The Villa Times - 24/03/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

The latest Aston Villa news and views via the uno fish ial one...

Videos. Inside The Aston Villa Dressing Room

Hate international breaks, so hey, thought some of you might have missed these. Quite good fun some of them.

Villa Replicate Reading Offer

With Reading charging our fans (season ticket holders or members) only £20 for our trip to the Madejski Stadium earlier in the season, Villa have reciprocated the deal...

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

I have nothing to ask! I hate international breaks!
Suggested By: ;o)
Agree87%
Disagree8%
Whatever 5%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
2017 Australia GP - Race
Latest Vital Boxing News
Taylor v Joubert – Meadowbank, Scotland
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 2:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 23 2017 12:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear373
2.Pride of Lions300
3.sirdennis296
4.HeathfieldRoad1874264
5.JuanPabloAngel249
6.Sasquatch189
7.Silhillvilla168
8.Melon Donkey156
9.BodyButter142
10.DeanoVilla129
Vital Football Comment